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Monday, May 30, 2011

I Survived!

Hi everyone!!
Here I am after the surgery... photo courtesy my DH! (by the way, my 'scarf' made up quickly with a strip of this adorable retro- style fabric, was noticed!;)

Now I am going to relax for a while, I need help to do almost everything but I am happy I am already on the way to complete healing.
I spent the whole afternoon flipping through and reading some of my favorite magazines, between one nap and another... So much inspiration, and I can't wait to start all over again! ;)
All went well, I entered the operating room with peace of mind (also thanks to your support!) and the surgeon and her staff were incredibly sweet... I had been told me to bring along music, so I even listened to Dean Martin while the surgeon was struggling to fix my hand! I have been told it was a little difficult (because I make great use of my hands) and she was glad I agreed to have surgery now.
My sincere thanks for all your caring comments and emails is expressed in my previous post.
Happy Memorial Day to my American friends and readers!
Monica x

Sunday, May 29, 2011

You* Never* Cease* to* Amaze* me!

You're supportive.
You're thoughtful.
You're kind.
You're funny.
You bring tears to my eyes.
You make my heart smile big.
You inspire me to fly higher.
You give me chills.
Your friendship is sweet and sincere.
We're kindred spirits.
It looks like you and I are childhood friends, and we never met.
...
THANK YOU, you mean the world to me!!!
Monica x

Monday, May 23, 2011

Published in Altered Couture.... Just Perfect!

Today I'm sharing a bib necklace and cuff bracelet I made, thinking Summer!
You can find them in the current issue of Altered Couture... a BIG thank you to Beth for making this possible!

Even if I hadn't the chance to see the magazine in the flesh yet, because of postal issues, the first two pages of my article should appear this way... Just perfect! ;)
And you know I'm thrilled when my work is modeled!

You might like to see additional shots taken by me...


Love how denim looks like paired with tulle! And the light imparted by the embroidered beads and crystals...

For the bracelet, I used a cardboard roll saved from the bin. My complete instructions and article can be found in the magazine. The free tutorial for the flowers is here. Simply use denim instead of organza!


... Can't wait to wear them! Hope this inspires you to create something new and pretty for summer. It's not necessary to spend much money to look beautiful!! Just be creative :)
Happy Monday everyone!
Monica x